In just five months New Orlreans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis has won an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA title and has already garnered respect from most of the top players in the NBA. Though he is still seven weeks away from participating in his first NBA training camp, Davis is brimming with confidence as the youngest basketball gold medalist in U.S. Olympic history. “Those guys on the Olympic team treated me like I belonged and it boosted my confidence,” Davis said this past weekend from New York where he was participating in the NBA's rookie transition program. “When I got in games, I felt more confidence. They talked to me and told me what to do, so it definitely was great.”Taking advantage of his wonderful whirlwind, Davis already gained valuable experience playing alongside Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant on Team USA.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 22, 1969, Dan Issel joined the 1,000-point club. He did it in 49 games.